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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of the basic components and fundamental skills of effective communication 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110506  Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of the basic components and fundamental skills of effective communication 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Economics 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for people who are, or seek to be, employed in an area where communication with others as individuals and in groups is vital to effective functioning.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Identify and explain the key factors used to understand the target audience of the communication.
  • Discuss the core components of effective verbal communication.
  • Illustrate the effective elements of effective written communication.
  • Communicate with a range of stakeholders. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Communication concepts include: sender; receiver; message; noise.
  • Audience factors include: literacy and/or numeracy levels; language preference; size; accessibility.
  • Communication methods include: verbal - one-on-one; radio; TV; small or large groups and written - e mail; newspapers; letters; posters; reports; presentations. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain the key factors used to understand the target audience of the communication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Key audience factors are identified that affect communication with a specified audience in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Audience factors and communication methods are linked for a specified audience in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Audience factors and message content are linked for a specified audience in own work context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Discuss the core components of effective verbal communication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A range of verbal communication methods is identified by referring to examples in the local economic development environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A description of what constitutes effective verbal communication is provided and illustrated by giving examples from own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The basis for confirming the effectiveness of verbal communication is explained by referring to an appropriate feedback process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Each example of a verbal communication method identified is compared to this description and a judgement made as to whether it is effective or not. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Illustrate the essential elements of effective written communication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A range of written communication methods is identified by referring to examples in the local economic development environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A description of what constitutes effective written communication is provided and illustrated by giving examples from own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The basis for confirming the effectiveness of written communication is explained by referring to an appropriate feedback process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Each example of a written communication method identified is compared to this description and a judgement made as to whether it is effective or not. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Communicate with a range of stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Stakeholders are communicated with in writing using the correct register, and protocols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Stakeholders are communicated with orally so that they know that their needs and queries are understood and they receive the correct information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Oral presentations are made to groups using available, applicable technology. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or will assess this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • Therefore, anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Social conventions of communication in different cultures.
  • Styles of verbal and written communication.
  • Audience analysis.
  • Technical vocabulary and language of local economic development.
  • The communication process including giving and receiving feedback on verbal communication (e.g. body language) and written communication (e.g. a response form with a self-addressed envelope). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by, e.g.
  • Identifying and explaining the key factors used to understand the target audience of the communication according to the assessment criteria listed for Specific Outcome "Identify and explain the key factors used to understand the target audience of the communication." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community by, e.g.
  • Identifying and explaining the key factors used to understand the target audience of the communication according to the assessment criteria listed for specific outcome "Identify and explain the key factors used to understand the target audience of the communication." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by, e.g.
  • Comparing and judging the effectiveness of verbal communication according to assessment criterion "Each example of a verbal communication method identified is compared to this description and a judgement made as to whether it is effective or not."
  • Comparing and judging the effectiveness of written communication according to assessment criterion "Each example of a written communication method identified is compared to this description and a judgement made as to whether it is effective or not." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information by, e.g.
  • Identifying and explaining the key factors used to understand the target audience of the communication according to the assessment criteria listed for specific outcome "Identify and explain the key factors used to understand the target audience of the communication."
  • Discussing the core components of effective verbal communication according to the assessment criteria listed for specific outcome "Discuss the core components of effective verbal communication."
  • Illustrating the essential elements of effective written communication according the assessment criteria listed for specific outcome "Illustrate the essential elements of effective written communication." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/ or language skills in the modes of oral and/ or written presentation by, e.g.
  • Identifying and explaining the key factors used to understand the target audience of the communication according to the assessment criteria listed for specific outcome "Identify and explain the key factors used to understand the target audience of the communication."
  • Discussing the core components of effective verbal communication according to the assessment criteria listed for specific outcome "Discuss the core components of effective verbal communication."
  • Illustrating the essential elements of effective written communication according the assessment criteria listed for specific outcome "Illustrate the essential elements of effective written communication." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts by, e.g.
  • Identifying and explaining the key factors used to understand the target audience of the communication according to the assessment criteria listed for specific outcome "Identify and explain the key factors used to understand the target audience of the communication." 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65989   Further Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  36436   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  50332   Further Education and Training Certificate: Occupationally-Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  50334   National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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    35. D and D Lwazi Renaissance Research and Development Institute 
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    39. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
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    72. Karabo Info Centre and Trading 
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    74. Keydimensions Risk Solutions 
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